Q:

What is crush and run gravel?

A:

Quick Answer

Crush and run gravel, also known as crusher run, is a type of gravel that is commonly used in places where motor vehicles are often driven or parked. Crush and run gravel is widely used for constructing driveways because the gravel, which is a mixture of stone powder and small crushed stone, retains the strength of the top layer of the driveway, making it durable.

  Know More

Full Answer

There are various types of gravel, also known as crushed stone, used for constructing driveways and walkways. Crushed stone with large size particles is known as ballast and it is very useful in supporting railways roads. Using this type of crushed stone, the rails can be constructed at very precise elevations, which results in a very smooth roadbed and therefore a smooth journey for users.

Crushed stone is available in particles of different sizes from 1/4 inch up to about 2 1/2 inch, and they are all suitable for the construction of driveways. In the United States, the sizes of crushed stones have been given a numbering system by the American Society of Testing and Materials, and the commonly used sizes for the construction of driveways are number 2 and number 57, with an equivalent diameter of 2 1/2 inches and 3/4 to 1 inch respectively.

Learn more about Outdoor

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What should you do before building a gravel driveway?

    A:

    Before building a gravel driveway, strip the soil down in the area where you wish to lay the driveway, lay down a sub-base and install wooden frames. You need a hoe, a shovel, a wheelbarrow or large bucket, rolls of geotextile fabric, an asphalt squeegee and wooden boards.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you control dust on a gravel driveway?

    A:

    Simple ways to control dust on a gravel driveway include applying water or salt to the driveway. Making sure the driveway is properly maintained, with all cracks and depressions filled in and leveled, helps to minimize dust problems. Since wind blows dust from gravel driveways, installing windbreaks also helps to control the problem. Finally, driving slowly minimizes the amount of dust that gets kicked up.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you calculate the amount of gravel for a driveway?

    A:

    Calculate the amount of gravel needed for a driveway by multiplying the length of the driveway by the width and then by the desired depth of gravel. Divide the result by 27 to determine the required amount of gravel in cubic yards.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you kill grass and weeds in a gravel driveway?

    A:

    Kill weeds and grass in gravel driveways by applying herbicides, using vinegar and laying down landscape fabric. Keeping weeds and grass from returning requires continued attention, and in some cases, using more than one method.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore